Crosley Dryer Not Heating. Dryers heat in order to dry clothing and bedding, which ultimately helps eliminate the time you have to spend hand-drying your things. But what happens when a dryer won’t heat but you still need the clothes dried?
You may be tempted to buy a new one or call a repairman, but this may not be necessary. A lot of simple DIY solutions can fix your heating problems and get your dryer working again.
One potential cause of an electric dryer that doesn’t heat is a clogged exhaust pipe, as well as other common causes such as a blown thermal fuse or even a faulty heating element.
Crosley Dryer Not Heating
In this article, we discuss some problems with Crosley dryers that don’t heat.
Issue With Timer
If your dryer won’t heat, check whether the timer is defective before replacing it.
Test all parts and ensure the dryer will heat up when you turn on the thermostat. If not, start trouble-shooting in areas that are more likely to fail first.
For example, if you tested the thermostat and it’s working fine but your dryer still doesn’t heat up consider replacing your heating element and any other components that might have worn out over time.
After this step, test to see whether your dryer heats right up by using a multimeter and consulting the wiring diagram.
Problem With Cycling Thermostat
The cycling thermostat cycles the heat on and off to regulate the air temperature. If a defective cycling thermostat is determined to be the problem, first try replacing it with a new of the same type.
Otherwise, replace it with another brand of cycling thermostat. Never attempt to repair or make adjustments to either the cycling thermostat or any other part of your dryer as this may cause an even bigger problem later down the line.
Thermostat With High Limit
There is a high-limit thermostat on the dryer that shuts off the burner if it overheats. However, it rarely does this. The most common reason for a dryer to overheat is a faulty door switch.
If you have tested the door switch and found that it is working properly, check all of the other components to see if they are working properly. You can do this using either your senses or a multimeter.
If all components seem to be in working order, test the thermostat by placing a multimeter probe into each slot of the thermostat connector block one after another and reading for continuity.
If there is no continuity at any given point then replace the high limit thermostat with a new one and try operating your dryer once again.
Cause Of Heating Element
You’ll typically find heating elements behind the rear panel on open dryers. This is what you need to check if your dryer isn’t heating and suspect a burned-out element.
Simply take multimeter readings between all connections of the element – it should register continuity if it’s still working properly.
If not, replace the heat source, otherwise, your dryer won’t create enough heat to dry clothes, which will leave them moist upon completion and you could end up with mildew smell problems in no time at all.
Flame Sensor Malfunction
If the flame sensor is faulty, the dryer won’t heat up. Therefore it makes sense to check whether the flame sensor is at fault first.
In order to find out, first, you have to make sure that the igniter and thermal fuse aren’t defective by checking them with a multimeter.
Testing for continuity at room temperature proves whether or not the flame sensor is working correctly. If yours isn’t functioning correctly, replace it immediately.
In order to figure out why a dryer isn’t getting hot, let’s start by testing that the igniter is functioning.
Using a multimeter will tell us whether or not the electrical current is being transferred correctly. If the igniter doesn’t have sufficient circuits, we know it’s our culprit.
Solenoid Valve For Gas Valve
Gas dryers use two or more gas valve solenoid coils. The gas valve solenoids open the gas valve ports to allow for gas to flow into the burner assembly. If a gas valve solenoid fails, your dryer won’t heat.
To determine if one or more of the gas valve solenoids has failed, you can check the ignition system by observing whether or not it glows and goes out but does not ignite the burner.
If you notice that your igniter isn’t working correctly, we suggest checking to see if one or more of your coils have been damaged and that they might need replacing because they are perhaps no longer fully intact so as to provide us with adequate energy input for our laundry cycles.